Monday, August 8, 2011

Bridal Shower

Nate's sister, Alicia, got engaged about a month ago and is getting married in less than 2 weeks! Kedra hosted a shower for her last weekend and I got to help with the favors and some decorations. I'm a sucker for love stories and weddings so I try not to pass up an opportunity to be a part of anything related to the two! Kedra chose soft pink and yellow as the colors, so I used the shower as an excuse to make a new table runner with the shower colors :)

The favor supplies came from packaging specialties and I made caramels to put inside.

Kedra dipped all kinds of summer fruit in milk and dark chocolate, it was perfect for a summer shower.

A glimpse of the table runner up close. You make it by sewing lots of strips of fabric together in all different widths. I think the idea is that you can use your scraps to make it. I bought the fabric (because I'm really bad at saving things and didn't have many cute scraps, but now I have scraps in these colors!)

Kedra making cute tissue paper flowers to hang over the food.

Love bingo: A cute game idea from Martha Stewart. I'm not a big fan of games at showers, but this one was a fun way to get to know more about Mike & Alicia.

Superhero Party

Ethan turned 4 this year and we celebrated with a superhero party. I decorated his cake the night before the party and he was very interested in helping so I let him have fun with an extra layer of cake that I decided we didn't need to use :)

We kept holding out for the sunshine, but it kept drizzling all morning so our backup plan was to decorate the garage and have some of the games and food in there so the kids could have fun without feeling too cramped inside.

I found these glitter boxes at Michael's a few months ago and loved the sparkle they added to the party :)

Nate designed a maze for the kids to try and get through without touching any of the ribbon. It was pretty funny to see all the different tactics they tried!

I made capes and masks for each of the kids (a special thanks to Nate & Amber who got dragged into the party prep and helped me make these!)

One of the games was to see who could jump the farthest.

We also let them pose in the air while "flying".

Busy Summer

I've neglected our blog a bit this summer, mostly our of necessity to keep up with everything we've had going on! Here are some pictures to capture our trips to Cannon Beach with Nate's family over 4th of July weekend and again last weekend for a family reunion. We were so lucky both times to have great weather and enjoyed playing on the beach and getting some sun.




Our cute niece, Rebecca, loves cell phones.
Saw this idea somewhere, and it was a fun breakfast idea for the fourth.
Grandma Davis & cousin Rebecca...such a cute swimsuit!